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    Old 01-04-2004, 05:41 PM   #1
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    Ladies don't wear makeup

    Ok I just wanted to share this with all of you. I've had acne for like 10 years now and I would always use all kinds of meds and then suffocate my skin with makeup to cover up all the redness and spots and crap. Well you know what for the past 6 maybe 7 months all I've been doing is washing my face with Cetaphil and putting concealer ONLY on the pimples and my skin looks better than ever I SWEAR. It's not red, it's not flaky, and my pimples heal 10 times faster than when I used to wear foundation and and creams and all the other junk. Sometimes I'll dust on a little powder to make my skin look velvety, but that's about it, and the powder I useis from Almay it's really light, it doesn't cover up it just makes your skin look velvety if you have oily skin.the powder I use is called Almay clear complexion light and perfect pressed powder in translucent, and the concealer i use is maybeline ever fresh cocealer-I swear by these two products they are the best outthere.btw for the oily skin I'm using Vitex and believe or not the oil on my skin has decreased slightly and it's only been 20 days, so I'm excited about that too. You guys have to try this for yourselves and stop the never ending cycle of ruining your skin with makeup and meds. they make the makeup to ruin your skin so you have to keep buying it, trust me on this. The pharmaceutical companies make these products to make you dependent on them so you have to keep using them, and after a while they stop working anyway. Let your skin breath.

     
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    Old 01-04-2004, 06:19 PM   #2
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    Re: Ladies don't wear makeup

    I'm a guy, but even I can see that there must be a lot of truth to this. I imagine it's very hard for girls of a certain age group to not wear makeup but I'm sure it can only exacerbate the problems of acne. Foundation alone is chocked full of greasy oils and chemicals. I know you can buy specialised foundation for acne but I think the best bet is to only use powder or to ditch makeup entirely. From personal experience as a guy looking at girls using makeup to cover up their acne, I prefer the natural look every time, even if the acne is more obvious. I really do sympathise with female sufferers of acne because of the pressure to start wearing makeup during adolesence. Us guys have it easy in comparison because at least blokes can pretend they don't care what they look like.
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    Old 01-04-2004, 06:20 PM   #3
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    Re: Ladies don't wear makeup

    i totally agree!! i dont even wear concealer i think it makes ur zits seem even more noticeable. all i use is a light tranluscent powder. ur skin doesnt really look like YOUR skin with tons of makeup, u know? cover it a little but not with heavy foundations. i love this powder i use because it seems to blur my zits and give my face a glow.

     
    Old 01-05-2004, 03:06 AM   #4
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    Re: Ladies don't wear makeup

    I could never go without make-up, simply because I like how my face looks and feels when I wear it. However, if I'm sitting around the house, i try to go fresh faced as much as possible. I'm a believer that make-up clogs pores and makes acne worse. But I'm a cosmetics junkie!

     
    Old 01-05-2004, 11:35 AM   #5
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    Re: Ladies don't wear makeup

    It all depends on the kind of foundation your using. From experience, the cheep drug store foundation not only looks kinda gross, but seems to make acne worse. If you want a good foundation, your going to have to drop some cash on it. I have found the best foundation ever... $38 a bottle... but well worth it. Has not made my acne worse by any means and looks totally natural. You just have to be careful what you smear on your face.

     
    Old 01-05-2004, 12:54 PM   #6
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    Re: Ladies don't wear makeup

    I agree that make-up aggravates acne, although I cannot leave the house without make-up on . I know, I know, VERY stupid - but I do not wear any when I'm just sitting around the house. What is a good foundation to wear that won't aggravate the face, but conceals really well?

     
    Old 01-05-2004, 01:04 PM   #7
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    Re: Ladies don't wear makeup

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    I agree that make-up aggravates acne, although I cannot leave the house without make-up on . I know, I know, VERY stupid - but I do not wear any when I'm just sitting around the house. What is a good foundation to wear that won't aggravate the face, but conceals really well?

    Mineral Makeup!!!! There are several brands to choose from and they work great. Good coverage and no break outs ofr me anyway.
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    Old 01-05-2004, 01:06 PM   #8
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    Re: Ladies don't wear makeup

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    Mineral Makeup!!!! There are several brands to choose from and they work great. Good coverage and no break outs ofr me anyway.
    I agree, Mineral Makeup is the best

     
    Old 01-05-2004, 01:32 PM   #9
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    Re: Ladies don't wear makeup

    Question - what product do any of you consider to be the best concealer?

     
    Old 01-05-2004, 03:56 PM   #10
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    Re: Ladies don't wear makeup

    Where did you guys buy mineral makeup, and how much does it cost?
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    Old 01-05-2004, 06:54 PM   #11
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    Re: Ladies don't wear makeup

    Ok, I've used all kinds of makeup from the 10$ drugstore brand to the 50$ depratment store ones, they all did nothing for my skin except made me look 10 years older than I am and made me feel worse about myself when I took it off. I know it's hard to go without it, TRUST ME. there was a point in my life where I wouldn't even go outside to get the mail without makeup, but then one day I just got tired of it I found this great concealer and most of the time I don't even have to wear it cause my skin just keeps getting better and better. And as you can see guys prefer us ladies to be natural anyway. Just take little baby steps to no makeup at all you'll be doing your skin a big favor I speak from experience, there is no such makeup that will make your skin perfect, otherwise all those cosmetic companies would be out of business. Oh yeah and the mineral makeup, I hated that stuff it makes your face look plastic, I swear it adds on years to your look. THE BEST CONCEALER I'VE FOUND SO FAR IS MAYBELINE EVER FRESH CONCEALER, it covers really good and ppl can't even tell you've got it on that's what I like about it. it's only like 5 bucks and it's awesome.

     
    Old 01-05-2004, 07:22 PM   #12
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    Re: Ladies don't wear makeup

    Yeah I know what you mean. Right now I'm slowly decreasing my makeup. Before I would junk up concealer on my skin with heavy foundation along with powder. Now I just apply a little dab of concealer here and there for some red spots and a very sheer foundation. And right when I get home (middle of the day) I would wash my face to get rid of all of that. I too believe foundation aren't too good for the skin, my skin feels sooo much better with less makeup! Feels like my skin is having some breathing room.
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    Old 01-05-2004, 09:35 PM   #13
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    Re: Ladies don't wear makeup

    I myself don't wear makeup most of the time. There was actually an entire semester that I went without it actually. I didn't see any improvement in my skin though. Not that I'm saying that it doesn't. I completely agree that foundation makeup can clog the pores just like everything else. There are plenty of people that just can do without it sometimes. I know people are staring at the acne when they talk to me, no matter how close they are to me. I feel I have to do something to cover it. Concealors do nothing for me though. All concealers and foundations look horrible on me for some reason. It must be my skin texture because no amount of exfoliating or moisturizer helps.
    That's where I have to disagree about the mineral makeup. I use Bare Escentuals mineral makeup foundation and I really like the way it covers the mild acne and the acne scars without looking cakey and flakey and odd. It makes my skin look a lot more velvety and smooth. It really lets your natural oils flow so your skin doesn't look matte and fake. It does stick to the hairs on your face though and I just remedy that by rubbing a bit of oil free moisturizer between my hands and pat my face gently (no rubbing).

    Mineral makeup hasn't necessarily *helped* my skin, but then again it hasn't gotten any worse, so I believe it is a good thing. Of course the infomercial for Bare Escentuals says it is so pure you can sleep in it, but if I have no more reason to be wearing it I take it off so my skin can breathe

     
    Old 01-05-2004, 10:23 PM   #14
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    Re: Ladies don't wear makeup

    Yea, makeup is messed up anyway, especially with the unregulated solvents and chemicals that go into makeup. They get absorbed right into your blood stream.

    Even when my acne was really bad I still didn't wear make-up, partly because I'm a cynic and I could care less (in this regard).

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    Old 01-05-2004, 10:56 PM   #15
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    Re: Ladies don't wear makeup

    i use sheer loose powder most of the time but when im dressing up i use a tinted moisturizer and loose powder. rite now my skin looks awesome - my BFF sed i only had like a couple zits so im feeling pretty good!! i know i only have teenage acne and itll definitely go away in a yr or so but still its ANNOYING lol

     
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